(Wasn't really able to find a suitable existing post to ask this question, so decided to create a post)
Let's talk horror games.
I'm bad at dealing with fear, especially fear with supernatural stuff. Jump scare is a big nono for me in movies, games, and pretty much any interactive entertainment (well. ideally no jumps care in real life either). And it's not that I've never tried them. I've watched horror movies and got scared into a pile of crap. I've tried horror games and stop before anything happen because I couldn't deal with the suspense and the stress from anticipating a jump scare scene.
The one genre of games that is more acceptable to me is zombie shooter, but even then it's a case-by-case situation. I got through Left4Dead2 and Last Of Us pretty easily, but Dying Light was unbearable. So I'm not tooooo sure where I draw the line. Even BioShock Inifinite's opening scene had me really stressed out.
That being said, I've also heard a lot about some horror games that I really want to try: notably Soma and the Dead Space series. So here's the million dollar question:
Will I never be able to enjoy these types of games, or is there something I can do to help ease up this stress/fear when attempting them? Little quirks like turning up the light, or having some background music playing to mask the silence.